Recreate responsibly: Tell us your “dos” and “don’ts” for exploring Utah’s outdoors

Take the survey and help us share the best ideas, tips and tricks from around the state

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The hike along the West section of the Mormon Pioneer Trail from Affleck Park to Big Mountain Pass offers canyon views, numerous wildflowers, ample shade and requires a will to share the trail due to its popularity with mountain bikers.

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As Utah grows — in population and in popularity — the focus on “responsible recreation” continues to grow. Residents, tourists and experts are looking for ways to ensure that outdoor recreation can thrive, while minimizing risks like overcrowding or vandalism.

Is there a “code” you follow when hiking, biking and climbing? What are the most important dos and don’ts that locals and visitors should keep in mind? Tell us in the survey below — and we’ll provide a roundup in a future story.

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